Hong Kong (Agenzia Fides) - To promote the adoration of children in order to deepen trust and love for the Body of Christ, especially in the Year of Faith: this is the reason for the Seminar of formation on the adoration of children and young people sponsored by the diocesan Commission for the Catechism of the Diocese of Hong Kong. According to reports from Kung Kao Po, the weekly newsletter of the Diocese of Hong Kong, sixty Sunday-school teachers of 23 parishes and two teachers of religion of the Diocese of Hong Kong, attended the Seminar which was held recently, which was led by Fr. Antoine Thomas, CSJ. The first part was dedicated to the theory, while the second part of the Seminar was constituted by the adoration of the participants. According to Fr. Thomas, "both Pope Benedict and Pope John Paul II drew attention to the importance of the adoration of the faithful to grow in the love of Jesus. Teachers, parents and catechists must be attentive towards the psychological characteristics of children to make them understand the truth of adoration and on how to worship the Body of Christ."
Furthermore Fr. Thomas offers spiritual direction for children and young people through a radio program. The seminar is part of the initiatives of the Diocesan Commission for the Catechism of the diocese, to promote children's participation in the Year of Faith (see Fides 03/12/2012). (NZ) (Agenzia Fides 03/01/2013)